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USDA Organic 
China organic loose leaf green tea
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Processed in the style of a Japanese Sencha tea, this selection is an excellent value for an everyday green tea. The golden cup is aromatic with floral hints and a sweet, buttery mouth feel.

ZG07 |
$0.09/cup
USDA Organic 
China organic loose leaf green tea
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Legend has it that this eponymous tea was created by the famous Buddhist monk Da Fang during the Song dynasty. This special lot infuses a golden yellow cup, with a pronounced floral sweetness in the aroma. The flavor is rich and buttery smooth, with notes of chestnut and hints of ripe fruit, which linger into the finish.

ZG48 |
$0.56/cup

China loose leaf green tea
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This classic Fujian specialty is handcrafted from first leaf and bud sets, which yield a pale golden liquor with a toasty aroma. The silky smooth cup is light and herbaceous with a buttery mouth feel and pear-like sweetness. A very refreshing cup. Supplies are limited.

ZG73 |
$0.33/cup

China loose leaf green tea
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The most tender buds are picked under carefully controlled conditions in the spring. One of the most prized of China green teas, only a limited amount of this special grade tea is available.

ZG92 |
$0.56/cup

China loose leaf Pu-Erh tea
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Small tuo chas (compressed cakes) of Shou Pu-Erh tea, with each tuo cha an ideal size for making approximately two cups. The liquor is dense and black. Multiple infusions are often made from this tea.

ZH30 |
$0.20/cup

China loose leaf Pu-Erh tea
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The quality of leaf and the careful production differentiates this Yunnan Pu-Erh from the common varieties. Still intense and earthy, but smoother and more complex in flavor. A sample is suggested for the uninitiated.

ZH60 |
$0.35/cup

Jasmine loose leaf green tea
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Chung-Hao Jasmine belongs to the same series of China Jasmine tea as Yin-Hao, but is less expensive. Delicate silver tips adorn the well-made leaves, producing a light, refreshing cup redolent with the heady fragrance of jasmine blossoms. A rich sweetness blooms and lingers into the finish.

ZJ41 |
$0.18/cup

Jasmine loose leaf green tea
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This fine Jasmine selection produces an amber gold cup with a rich, full mouth feel. The flavor showcases a perfect balance between the base tea and its meticulous jasmine scenting. Light floral notes are highlighted by a hint of sweetness that lingers into the finish.

ZJ55 |
$0.24/cup

Jasmine loose leaf green tea
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The choicest of the standard grades of Jasmine tea. Delicate flavor with a natural sweetness that is enhanced by the sublime aroma of the finest jasmine flowers.

ZJ81 |
$0.27/cup

Jasmine Pearl loose leaf green tea
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Select fine pluckings (two leaves and a bud), scented with the finest jasmine flowers and tightly rolled into pearl-sized spheres. A rare treat for Jasmine tea lovers.

ZJ90 |
$0.51/cup
USDA Organic 
Jasmine Pearl organic loose leaf green tea
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This rare offering is produced from carefully selected leaf sets, consisting of buds and tender first-leaf sets. It is then scented with the highest quality jasmine blossoms, which are later painstakingly removed to ensure that the quality of the leaf is represented in the cup.

ZJ91 |
$0.68/cup

China Keemun loose leaf black tea
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With its rich flavor profile and smooth mouth feel, this standard grade Keemun represents a great value for a China black tea. Hints of wine and a suggestion of smoke round out the earthy, full-bodied cup.

ZK11 |
$0.17/cup
USDA Organic 
China organic loose leaf black tea
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Well-twisted leaves with golden tips, producing a liquor that has the character of a non-smoky Keemun. The Burgundy-like flavor notes end with a sweet, clean finish.

ZK16 |
$0.18/cup

China Keemun loose leaf black tea
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A fine complement of golden tips sets this stylish selection apart. The flavor has classic Burgundy-like Keemun notes, with subtle smokiness and a hint of cocoa. This one comes close to the Hao-Ya 'A' Keemun of days past.

ZK96 |
$0.79/cup

Magnolia loose leaf Oolong tea
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This Guangdong province specialty is a lovely Oolong tea, scented with magnolia flowers. Alternately known as Orchid Oolong or in Chinese Yu Lan, this selection is a must try for those who appreciate a fine scented tea. The flavor nuances are unique, but hints of jasmine lend a recognizable character.

ZM65 |
$0.27/cup

China loose leaf Oolong tea
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A special grade of Fujian province Oolong, with superior flavor, aroma, and leaf style. The tightly rolled leaves unfold to reveal the fine plucking, yielding a smooth cup with a toasty, spicy flavor.

ZO86 |
$0.48/cup

China loose leaf white tea
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Very rare, this exotic tea is the most distinguished of all white teas. The silver-leaf tea buds yield a naturally sweet, complex, and delicate tea.

ZW80 |
$0.91/cup
USDA Organic 
China Silver Needle organic loose leaf white tea
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This special production is composed entirely of unopened leaf buds. The cup has a delicate, sweet aroma. The light liquor is refreshing with a sweet hint and a lightly nutty/fruity finish. An outstanding organic white tea.

ZW90 |
$0.57/cup

China Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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High-grown Yunnan of excellent quality. Sold by some as the best available, this grade is actually the best of the commonly available grades. Brisk flavor without the harshness of lesser Yunnan teas.

ZY40 |
$0.18/cup

China Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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Large, dark brown leaves have been carefully rolled into uniform pearl shapes to create this unique offering from Yunnan province. Both the dry pearls and the infused liquor are fragrant with the scent of chocolate, hinting of its delicious flavor. The golden-amber cup is rich and earthy with notes of sweet cocoa and hints of stone fruit. The finish is smooth and lingering.

ZY75 |
$1.01/cup

Lapsang Souchong loose leaf black tea
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Blended especially for Upton Tea Imports, this tea is a pleasing and subtly complex variation on a rich, smoky classic. The perfect gift for the Lapsang Souchong drinker who seeks a less smoky cup.

ZS90 |
$0.21/cup

Lapsang Souchong loose leaf black tea
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A smooth mouth feel and delightful bright quality are showcased in this fine Lapsang Souchong selection. Rich smoky notes balance with a light, lingering sweetness in the whiskey-colored liquor.

ZS01 |
$0.20/cup

China Keemun loose leaf black tea
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From An Hui province, home of the famous Hao-Ya Keemun teas, this selection offers a bright character with a suggestion of sweet tobacco in the aroma. The medium-bodied cup has warm toasty notes and a honey sweetness that blooms as the tea cools.

ZK52 |
$0.51/cup

China loose leaf Oolong tea
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An outstanding Tie-Guan-Yin Oolong selection, with an appealing floral intensity. The attractive, olive-green leaves produce a fragrant, pale gold infusion with a buttery smooth mouth feel. Orchid/lilac notes are prominent in both the flavor and aroma, as well as a hint of honey sweetness.

ZO82 |
$0.38/cup

China loose leaf Oolong tea
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With a light oxidation level of less than 20%, this premium Oolong is produced in Anxi county of Fujian province. The name Huang Jin Gui translates to golden osmanthus,referring to the cup's light gold hue and osmanthus-like aroma and flavor.

ZO21 |
$0.19/cup

China Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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Grown in the mountains of Yunnan province, this superlative selection yields a medium-bodied liquor with a substantial mouth feel. The cup aroma is sweet and spicy with toasty nuances. Cocoa flavor notes are accented with characteristic Yunnan spicy hints.

ZY94 |
$0.95/cup

China Keemun loose leaf black tea
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The fragrant, dark brown leaves yield a deep amber liquor with a light smoky aroma, hinting of earth and wine. The smooth cup is rich and full-bodied, accented with smoky/earthy nuances. The finish lingers with a hint of spice.

ZK33 |
$0.27/cup

China loose leaf Oolong tea
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From its honeyed aroma to its smooth, fruity flavor, this Oolong selection from Fujian province offers many fine qualities. A pronounced honey sweetness complements hints of pear and apple in the light amber cup. Toasty/woody nuances lead to a clean finish.

ZO90 |
$0.43/cup

China loose leaf Pu-Erh tea
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Tiny mandarin oranges are dried and stuffed with Shou Pu-Erh leaves, creating this unique tea treat. The opaque, deep brown liquor is fragrant with hints of citrus zest and earth. A whisper of cocoa joins the citrus-earthy flavor in the cup, finishing on a brisk, lively note. Each 1.5" mandarin will yield approximately 4 cups of tea. This selection is perfect for multiple steepings.

ZH03 |
$1.13/cup

China loose leaf Pu-Erh tea
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Shou Pu-Erh tea leaves are crafted by hand into medium pearl shapes, which yield a thick, rich cup with an earthy character. The aroma is fragrant with hints of sweet toffee. Cocoa notes lead to a smooth finish, hinting of spice. Each 1.25" pearl will yield approximately 3-4 cups of tea. This selection is perfect for multiple steepings.

ZH05 |
$0.88/cup

China loose leaf green tea
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From Sichuan province, this 2018 Pre-Chingming green tea produces a fresh, vibrant cup. A toasty aroma hints of sweet corn, introducing a bright golden liquor with a smooth, full mouth feel. A rich fruitiness leads to a pleasant, lingering finish.

ZGP6 |
$0.35/cup

China loose leaf black tea
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Grown in the Wuyi Mountains of northern Fujian province, this Pre-Chingming black tea produces a dark copper liquor of medium body. A light earthy aroma introduces sweet herbaceous notes in the smooth cup. Nuances of stone fruit and cocoa lead to a bold, lingering finish with a citrus-like brightness.

ZKP1 |
$0.31/cup

loose leaf black tea
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Glossy dark brown leaves, sprinkled with downy golden tips, yield a ruby-copper liquor with a rich cocoa aroma and velvety smooth mouth feel. Pronounced bittersweet cocoa notes and hints of dark honey lend a decadent feel to the cup. A fleeting hint of spice in the finish completes an outstanding tea experience.

ZP26 |
$0.30/cup

loose leaf display green tea
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This flowering display tea has been handcrafted using a fine-quality China green tea from Fujian province. As the tea steeps, a beautiful orange lily blooms from the hand-tied loose leaf bundle.

For optimal enjoyment, we recommend our glass teapot for steeping this special tea.

ZG88 |
$0.32/cup

loose leaf black tea
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This outstanding Yunnan black tea selection is composed of handcrafted golden tips with a beautiful downy appearance. The russet-amber liquor is fragrant with hints of molasses. Layers of cocoa, spice and earth weave together to create a rich flavor that is complemented by a caramelized sugar sweetness. A whisper of spice lingers in the finish.

ZY09 |
$1.17/cup
USDA Organic 
loose leaf China black tea
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An abundance of downy, golden tips and chocolate-brown leaves produce a dark ruby-copper liquor with a pronounced cocoa aroma and velvety smooth mouth feel. A caramel sweetness wraps around notes of semi-sweet cocoa, complemented by warm toasty hints.

ZY11 |
$0.44/cup
USDA Organic 
China organic loose leaf Pu-Erh tea
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Neat, well-made leaves, in shades of warm brown, produce a dark opaque cup with a pronounced earthy aroma. Notes of molasses and hints of semi-sweet cocoa are complemented by a very smooth mouth feel in this Shou Pu-Erh tea selection from Yunnan province.

ZH23 |
$0.53/cup

China loose leaf Pu-Erh tea
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This selection is a mixture of Shou Pu-Erh and the Nuo Mi Xiang herb. When infused, the liquor yields an earthy aroma with hints of cinnamon. The earthy flavor emerges in the cup, along with notes of dark molasses and honey. Each square or heart-shaped (as available) piece will yield approximately two cups of tea.

ZH34 |
$0.18/cup

China loose leaf Pu-Erh tea
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This whole-leaf Shou Pu-Erh selection is aromatic and robust, with a hearty kick. Pronounced earthy/toasty notes are present in the dark, rich cup, along with hints of molasses. Its smooth character lingers long into the finish.

ZH54 |
$0.30/cup

China Keemun loose leaf black tea
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Rated a top tea region since the Tang Dynasty, Hubei province produces this remarkable black tea. A special grade of Keemun.

ZK22 |
$0.17/cup

Lapsang Souchong loose leaf black tea
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The best China Lapsang Souchong we have found. To our knowledge we are the only importer of this grade of China Lapsang Souchong. Superior in flavor. Very smoky, yet quite mellow.

ZS80 |
$0.17/cup

China Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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The dark brown leaves of this selection are accented with golden tips. Rich, earthy notes are present in the aroma and dark amber cup, and hints of white pepper and cassia add a pleasing accent. The smooth finish has a light tangy feel.

ZY30 |
$0.15/cup

China Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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This superior China black tea is a great after-dinner tea. Stands up nicely to milk; delectable plain. (Our original China Yunnan, introduced as item TP50.)

ZY51 |
$0.17/cup

China loose leaf Pu-Erh tea
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This classic, leaf-style Shou Pu-Erh tea has reddish-brown leaves that produce a dark ruby copper liquor with a sweet earthy aroma. Rich Burgundy notes complement a thick mouth feel with dark cocoa hints.

ZH02 |
$0.17/cup

loose leaf black tea
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Elegant, downy gold tips are showcased in this superb black tea offering from Yunnan province. A sweet cocoa aroma pairs well with toasty/biscuity notes in the thick, rich cup. A silky smooth mouth feel envelops hints of cocoa that linger long into the finish.

ZY44 |
$0.91/cup

Lapsang Souchong loose leaf black tea
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The smoky flavor of a good Lapsang Souchong is unforgettable. This is an excellent example of this large-leaf variety. Mellow tea which is low in caffeine.

ZS20 |
$0.14/cup
USDA Organic 
China organic loose leaf white tea
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A special grade of organic white tea, this Pai Mu Tan (Bai Mu Dan) selection has a full complement of tender leaf buds. The dark golden cup is well-balanced with an earthy, herbaceous aroma. The bolder leaf style yields a liquor with full flavor and subtle hints of melon and spice.

ZW57 |
$0.33/cup

China Keemun loose leaf black tea
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Extra care is taken with each step, from the extra-fine picking through the oxidation. Exquisite in style, color, aroma, and taste. If an unspecified 'Hao-Ya' Keemun is sold, it is typically Hao-Ya 'B'.

ZK80 |
$0.26/cup